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What is this?

Large, circular form; in center, image of smiling woman dressed in bathing suit and bathing cap, standing before skyline of Moscow; blue border with six reserves showing women athletes; between each reserve an oval medalion with "USSR" (in Russian) and floral motif; gilded border with burnished star-like pattern.

This is a plate. It is dated 1937 and we acquired it in 1989. The Henry and Ludmilla Shapiro Collection; Partial gift and partial purchase through the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program Funds.

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Its medium is

enameled, gilt and glazed porcelain

Its dimensions are

Diameter: 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside: in Russian "[Designed by] T. Demorei / September 1937" hand-painted in brown overglaze; Dmitorv mark stamped in blue overglaze

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Woman Swimmer Plate, 1937 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 August 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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